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Digital Nomad Life in Spain

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Summary: Digital nomads like living in Altea, Spain because of its stunning Mediterranean coastline, its laid-back atmosphere, and its affordability. The population of Altea is approximately 20,000. The monthly cost of living for a digital nomad in Altea is estimated to be around $1,500 USD. The cost to rent a centrally located, one-bedroom apartment with high-speed internet access in Altea is approximately $600 USD per month. The best neighborhood to live in Altea is the Old Town, which is known for its narrow cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses, and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. The weather in Altea, Spain is typically mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit (12-24 Celsius).

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How do I meet people in Spain?

When we asked people living in Spain about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"I read every local magazine, newspaper, flyer in the town..almost all were free and in the tourist office, real estate or rental offices, newspaper stands, etc. I checked out any group or club for common interest. Luckily a branch of the American Club is located in many areas...or International Club or cultural and hobby groups. I found ex-pats from so many countries in each and every group. Attend a meeting..might be in a cafe...automatically, one has found a common denominator. I have found that ex-pats are the friendliest people. Many have lived in the area for quite some time..they are a wealth of info and oft-needed advice. Besides immediate acquaintances, the foundation of good friendships can begin.and through them one begins to meet even more people. I think the most important thing one gains though is a feeling of confidence..one actually KNOWS SOMEBODY to have a coffee or drink..even just to say hello to walking along a street..It's a great feeling and helps ease your sense of aloneness. I also heartily recommend a stint at a language school," wrote one digital nomad living in Nerja, Spain.

"The best way to find contacts and all information is to try the web sites www.marbellago.com; www.marbella.com and www.andalucia.org. Also local english language newspaper www.surinenglish.com," said one foreigner in Marbella.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange and serves as Co-President of Expat Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange and Digital Nomad Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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